Holiday Gift Guide: What to Buy Your Favorite Manic Pixie Dream Girl

The Manic Pixie Dream Girl! We all know one, but that doesn't necessarily mean we know what to buy her for the holidays. What's the perfect gift for the free spirit who lives to inspire, dance in the rain and experience each moment with childlike wonder? Turns out that there are lots of great things. Let's have a… » 11/24/12 6:00pm 11/24/12 6:00pm

Holiday Gift Guide: What to Buy Your Smug Married Friends

As you get older, you will probably find that more and more of your friends are falling in love with each other and tying the knot. Despite this being a practice that human beings have done for thousands of years, the newlyweds in your life will quite possibly act annoyingly smug and proud about their nuptials, but —… » 11/23/12 2:15pm 11/23/12 2:15pm

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Crafty DIY-ers

Got some crafty people on your holiday gift list? Fear not — a present like one of these is bound to please even the pickiest of Do It Yourselfers. (And — self-interested bonus! — it virtually guarantees years of awesome knitted/crocheted/sewn or otherwise home-built gifts for you in turn.) » 11/22/12 4:15pm 11/22/12 4:15pm

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Holiday Gift Guide: What Would You Buy Your Frenemy?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that most people have that one toxic barnacle of a human being that they can't seem to scrape off their leg. Perhaps it's the old college roommate who once chirped while watching you devour cheese fries, "Wow, you have to be sooo confident to eat like that!" Or an ex-boyfriend… » 11/18/12 6:00pm 11/18/12 6:00pm

Holiday Gift Guide: What Would You Buy a Manic Pixie Dream Girl?

Like it or not, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a cultural archetype that we're stuck with and, furthermore, it's a cultural archetype that real life women are attempting to emulate. Maybe you know some of these wide-eyed, whimsy monsters. Maybe they're your friends and loved ones. Maybe you're one yourself, which… » 11/17/12 5:45pm 11/17/12 5:45pm

Holiday Gift Guide: What Do You Buy Your Smug Married Friends?

Happy Holidays, Lonely Hearts Club. It's nearly December which means two things: 1) It's almost that time of the year for you to get drunk alone on eggnog and record yourself as you attempt to sing both parts of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (sorry to everyone who got this video last year) and 2) you're probably going to… » 11/16/12 1:35pm 11/16/12 1:35pm

Holiday Gift Guide: What Do You Get Someone Who Is Truly, Deeply Charitable?

Maybe you purposely step on stray kittens' tails, or eat clearly name-tagged food from the office fridge. Maybe you once put Monopoly money into the Salvation Army coin box. Maybe, in fact, you are the most horrible, selfish, Scrooge-like person in the world, but even terrible people have a few friends and family to… » 11/15/12 7:15pm 11/15/12 7:15pm

Holiday Gift Guide: What Would You Buy a Stoner?

The big tree arrived in Rockefeller Center in New York City today, so you know what that means: the holidays are sort of officially almost really here and you've got some shopping to do? So what would you buy someone who lights trees year round? I'm compiling a gift guide for stoners and want to hear some of your… » 11/14/12 4:40pm 11/14/12 4:40pm

Holiday Gift Guide: What Do You Buy for the Unemployed?

Nobody's in need of holiday cheer more than a friend or loved one slogging through the swampy chasm of unemployment. Unemployment is scary and demoralizing. Even if you're not nervous about making rent—perhaps you live with your parents or a wealthy dowager—there's still something grueling and despair-inducing about… » 11/14/12 10:25am 11/14/12 10:25am